St Mary's Island

Distance from Mangalore: 64.9km
 St Marys Island are a group of small islands in the Arabian Sea, lying a little to the north of the port of Malpe in Udupi. When Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1498, he named one of these islands El Padron de Santa Maria. St. Mary's Island is a famous picnic spot. The main attractions of these islands are the basalt rocks which have crystallized into vertical hexagonal blocks. The only way to reach these islands is by boat from Malpe.